It’s my family’s two year anniversary of moving to Ramsbottom, and it’s been an eventful one so far. I’ve been to many festivals, our son learnt to walk and talk, we’ve got to meet some fantastic people, drink some fantastic drink and eat some fantastic food. I started this podcast and won an award for it (which I’m still surprised about to this day.)
So, I guess to sum up, thanks for welcoming us into your town.
Speaking of awards and fantastic food, did you see that both Levanter and The Eagle and Child picked up awards at this year’s Manchester Food and Drink awards?
Yes Glen Duckets Eagle and Child picked up Best Food Pub of the Year and Levanter came away with Neighbourhood Restaurant of the year. Two fantastic awards for two very well deserving places.
Glen might need to rethink where he’s going to keep all his awards though as they really are stacking up on his window sill.
Ramsbottom Sweet Shop reopens after renovation
I visited the newly “done up” Ramsbottom Sweet Shop today. It wasn’t quite what I was expecting, mainly because for a sweet shop, I expected more sweets. Only about 15% of the shop is sweets. The rest is bears, balloons and other gift like items. The staff however were fantastic, very welcoming.
It’s my birthday, where’s the pies?!
For the past two years, around my birthday we’ve had the pie festival in Ramsbottom, and I know I mentioned this last week but it’s still a sore subject. So, today instead of moping around, I got up and headed to Walmersley butchers and got myself a massive pork pie and two smaller pork pies. There might not be a festival but I’m sure a damn gonna eat some pie around my birthday.
I hope we won’t have to have this conversation again next year Rammy Business Group. 😉
Tony Tickle visits soon to open coffee bar Drinc
How do you feel about another coffee shop appear in town? It’s arguably much better than an empty building but I can’t help but feel that Cultured Bean, which has been in Ramsbottom for a number of years might not be hugely excited at their new neighbour.
One thing I will say about that area of Ramsbottom though is it’s not easy to get across the road and this could affect their business.
Whilst researching this I found that two local businesses are up for sale which I wasn’t aware of.
There is also a comment that Northern Pets are looking to create a dog wash and cafe at the back of their shop.
[12:54] Ramsbottom United News:
Another great result from Ramsbottom United this week with a win from 19th place Ramsbottom over 10th place Ossett Town. This match also saw Josh Askew play his first game. Welcome to the team Josh.
— Ramsbottom United FC (@RamsbottomUtd) October 11, 2016
In addition, with Ramsbottom successfully getting through to the next round of matches in the FA Trophy the next match will be at home on the 29th of October. That match will be played against Prescot Cables.
Kickoff is at 3pm.
[14:27] Upcoming Events:
If you want to check out what events are coming up in and around Ramsbottom take a look at the events page, here are some upcoming events from that list:
As always you can check out the full events calendar for most upcoming Ramsbottom events, but here are some other great sources too:
If YOU have an event you would like to be included in a future podcast episode, get in touch.
[17:24] Shout Outs:
There were LOADS of you joining This is Rammy on social media this week off the back of the Manchester Food and Drink awards post, but here are just a few:
Gavin Cullen, Tabatha Boniface, Dan Thompson, Judith Heron-Tindle, Sheona Watson, Jenny Aspray, Gemma Richmond and Kate Simcox to name just a few.
Great to have you all onboard, feel free to get in touch.
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